What is Home Heating Oil?
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Here are some facts about Home Heating Oil according to Wikipedia.
Heating oil, or oil heat, is a low viscosity, liquid petroleum product used as a fuel for furnaces or boilers in buildings. Home heating oil is often abbreviated asHHO.
Heating oil consists of a mixture of petroleum-derived hydrocarbons in the 14- to 20-carbon atom range that condense between 250 and 350 °C (482 and 662 °F) during oil refining. Heating oil condenses at a lower temperature than petroleum jelly, bitumen, candle wax, and lubricating oil, but at a higher temperature than kerosene, which condenses between 160–250 °C (320–482 °F). The heavy (C20+) hydrocarbons condense between 340–400 °C (644–752 °F).
Heating oil produces 138,500 British thermal units (146,100 kJ) per US gallon and weighs 8.2 pounds per US gallon (0.95 kg/l), which is about the same heat per unit mass. Number 2 fuel oil has a flash point of 52 °C (126 °F).